We want to inaugurate the 11th year of the IJTS
publications with the 1st part of the paper by Dr. Peter Flügel (SOAS) "Beyond The Hindu Frontier
Jaina-Vaiṣṇava Syncretism In The Gujarātī Daspora". The article deals with the Akram Vijñān movement and is based on Peter Flügel's intermittent fieldwork between 1997-2004 in Amadāvād/Ahmedabad, London, Mumbaī/Bombay, Surat, and Vaḍodarā/Baroda. The paper also offers original Gujarātī ritual texts. Most of the texts have been published in the pamphlet literature of the Akram Vijñān Mārg.
Fourth World Parliamentarians' Convention on Tibet to be Held in Edinbirgh, Scotland on 18-19/10/2005. H.H. the Dalai Lama will attend this meeting...(read the latest news on Tibet
: Call for Papers. We have experienced significant growth in the number of papers that examine politics in different areas of the world and we encourage submissions on: Asian Politics, African Politics, Canadian Politics, European Politics, Latin American Politics. Deadline to Submit Proposals: 10/10/2005.
Conference Dates: April 20-23, 2006 in Chicago.
Burmese female activists working to expose the military regime's systematic violence against women, including rape as a tool of counter-insurgency, won an international women's rights award last week from the Gruber foundation. Read the full article